VoIP in the Philippines



Like a typical Filipino abroad, one of the first in my list when I moved away was to look for options on how to keep in close contact with my family and friends”¦ minus the burned holes in my pockets. To call direct from Germany using T-Online would have been affordable. That is, if I only called once a week, a few minutes at a time. And with T-Online’s rates, we would have only lasted until “O Kamusta ka na?”

Yahoo chat was an option that I used for some time. However, more often than not, we always ended up using the chat board due to our frustrations with all the crackling sounds and disconnections.

Thank God VoiP entered the picture.

VoIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol has made it possible to make a free (or low-cost, depending on the options you choose) phone call using the internet. Indeed, a manna from technology heaven.

As defined by Wikipedia, “œVoIP (also called IP Telephony, and Internet telephony) is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or any other IP network. The voice data flows over a general-purpose packet-switched network, instead of the traditional dedicated, circuit-switched voice transmission lines.”

There are several companies offering softphones or VoIP technology, targetting millions of Filipinos abroad and their families back home.

Join me as I (along with the other authors here) review the different VoIP providers available to Pinoys all over the world.

Heck, last I heard, even PLDT wants to join the fray.

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  • http://jangelo.i.ph J. Angelo Racoma

    Skype is cool. You get excellent voice quality even when using dialup (with a bit of latency, though). I guess I’ll be posting on this topic soon.

  • darksparrow

    yeah skype is cool, konti na lang makakagawa na din ako ng sariling VoIP software..

  • http://pinayexpat.net AnP

    darksparrow: wow!

    J Angelo: great!

  • audienceone

    @darksparrow really?! wow! then we will waiting for that – to review your software.

  • http://www.visionunlimited.com.ph/myVU.aspx?ID=259609017 Benjie Valencia

    hey guys,
    VOIP is the thing for the 21st century. this is the trend nowadays. we should not let ourselves be left behind. if you need to know more about it or would like to have one, just let me know. i will help you. you can text me at 09162590446. tnx.
    benjie

  • http://technobiography.blogspot.com ka edong

    The only VOIP service i’ve tried so far is Skype. I did yahoo chat loooong time ago but decided it isn’t worth the trouble.

    heck, my sister in australia also decided that skype isn’t worth the trouble. She’s isn’t techie and isn’t patient enough to setup her skype to talk with me. Or maybe it’s because she doesn’t want to talk with me! hehehe.

    AnP, looking forward to your reviews of VOIP services.

    ka edong

  • http://www.pinoytechblog.com Abe

    Hello VoIP Reseller,

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    Should you require advertising space, please refer to our rates here:

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  • http://www.telewisegroup.com bench2325

    Im not a reseller!!!!

  • NARIDA ESPINO

    I’ve been a user of VoIP for the past 2 mothns and my the one my using has a very good voice quality even with a dial-up. It M+ global phone. If you want a demostration contact 09178542458

    narida

  • http://migs.paraz.com mparaz

    VoIP… the new MLM.

  • Sol of Troy

    Nobody beats VoIP Global’s phone service! Voice quality is excellent. Extremely low rates compared to other VoIP providers. I’m now based in London with my family and we are highly satisfied of their services. I highly recommend this to my fellow OFWs and other Filipinos who have relatives abroad. I made some inquiries with US VoIP providers (eg. Vonage) but majority of them requires US addresses and US credit cards.Uhhh, that’s a hassle! Why tap them if we have one great voip provider back in the Phils.

  • http://migs.paraz.com mparaz

    What did I just say?

  • http://www.uwalks.com RCRUZ

    Here’s a good news to my compatriots. My company will be in the Philippines’ VOIP market before the end of the year. We will maintain a gateway that will enable our loved ones to call us from their mobile or land phones for a cheaper local rate. U-walks GSM VOIP Phones for families without computer and USB Phones for those who have. USB has call forwarding capability, meaning you can answer calls for your VOIP number using your cell phone or office phones. This USB phone can also be MP3 player, cool, with 256MB to 1 GB memory capacity. It also replaces memory stick. For more info, e-mail me or visit; http://www.uwalks.com

  • http://www.lexber.com Bernard Herrera

    Hi guys,

    I just want to ask if you have a london voip service? I need to advertise in the filipino channel in Europe. Hope u can help me guys. Text me 0917-8888066 Bernard

  • Ayesa

    Hi guys,
    i’m making my masteral theses and my topic is Filipino Consumer Adoption of VoIP, specifically focusing on the OFW market. I would really appreciate your feedback and help re this topic, like the rates, quality of service, new features etc. thanks a lot!!

  • ofwdude

    Anyone use TalkStop products from http://www.talkstop.com. Has anyone heard of this service? I have been using their product for two months now. No contract, no monthly charge, no setup fee, just buy their USB phone. Works great from laptop. Free unlimited NetPhone to NetPhone. Features with call forward, voice mail, conference call, crystal clear voice like regular phone. Check it out.

  • John

    I am looking for DID Philippines. Currently I am located in Saudi Arabia. The idea is having a Philippine Virtual Numbers in Saudi Arabia where my family in the philippines can reach me with the expense of local charge.

    Share me any thoughts and solutions. Contact me at +966501524063.

  • http://www.uwalks.com RCRUZ
  • contrarian

    Interesting comments posted here. I’ve been using VoIP for some time now, since NetMeeting on dialup. I’ve given up on the service until broadband became available in Manila, as the voice quality (e.g., data packet loss, jitter, and latency) is just horrendous. Skype has done a great job in trying to gain critical mass as far as subscriber base, and there is currently a burgeoning industry out there that supports their proprietary protocol. However, I believe the future lies in the SIP protocol. VoIP is just a beachhead; there will be other services that will use the SIP protocol (i.e., video conferencing). I would say 5 years from now we will be talking about SoIP (service over internet protocol). Below’s a list on how to call Manila (or receive calls) for FREE. Caveat: for best results both parties need broadband minimum 128kbps up/down.

    FreeWorldDialup (FWD) http://www.freeworlddialup.com – the granddaddy of free VoIP. They’ve been around since 95, and use SIP. All you need to do is download a free softphone from Xten http://www.xten.net/ and you’re in business. Calls are relatively good, but sometimes due to the congestion in their outbound proxy, your MOS rating (call quality) may dip somewhat. From my experience, this only happened once. And here’s the kicker, you can dial most 1800, 1877, 1888, and 1886 US toll free numbers, as well as Netherlands, Japan, Germany, and UK for free. And you also get free voice mail with your free account. For best results, buy an unlocked ATA from a third party vendor and hook-up your regular telephone to it.

    SipPhone http://sipphone.com – started by Michael Robertson (founder of MP3), company is based in San Diego. Similar to FWD in service offering. They also have the gizmo project, which tries to be an ersatz skype to attract more users. Until recently they also offer free 5 minutes phone call within the US. As with FWD, you get free toll free numbers, voice mail, etc. You can buy an unlocked ATA from them http://sipphone.com/adapters/ or buy one from a third-party vendor. UP is on their system and they run an Asterisk server. There’s a pinoy blogger who appears to be an expert in Asterisk and Linux line command. I’m not sure if he is the one (or part of a team) maintaining their system at UP http://www.premrara.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

    Take this a step further and you can do transit in and transit out calls, bypassing PLDT by installing your own mini-gateway, like the FX200 http://www.sipcpe.com/products.html. The best thing about FWD and SipPhone is the peering service that they offer. Take a look at the peering numbers here: http://www.freeworlddialup.com/learnmore/features?feature=peering and http://sipphone.com/numbers/ . It allows you to call among various VoIP providers who have opened their network to the peering community.

    I don’t think VoIP services like Bayantel and PLDT would allow that, because it will cut into their termination rates; they might do peering with each other within the Philippines. Companies like these have too much vested interest in preserving the old revenue-generating model that they will do whatever it takes to lock in customers to proprietary network. Just take a look at Saudi Telecom. They went as far as to sniff out VoIP packets http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2005/10/blocking-skype.html .

    You essentially have a monopoly that won’t allow packets from Skype or any VoIP providers. I would hope that PLDT does not resort to this, but I would not be surprised if they begin to do so. Monopolies like PLDT were given the franchise in order to better the lives of Filipinos. Instead, what do they do, they stifle innovation and they give lousy service, to name a few. Just last October, I was at the LA Internet Telephony Expo, and I bumped into the founder of a non-profit company called Inveneo http://www.inveneo.org/. They have a very novel VoIP solution to extend the last mile of service not served by the phone companies. They basically install fixed wireless in several locations that carry VoIP signals to the main gateway to connect out to the rest of the country. They use either bicycle or solar cells to power the servers (see pics). How’s that for a great idea?

  • contrarian

    Here are the links to the pictures. I tried using HTML tags in my previous post, but was not able to do so.

    Concept: http://static.flickr.com/30/62951102_447e48c43a_o.jpg

    Bike:
    http://static.flickr.com/33/62951103_582ad0f001_o.jpg

    Solar:

    http://static.flickr.com/30/62951101_35005d2b9c_o.jpg

  • contrarian

    Hmmm…not sure why my comment was deleted. Anyway, I am going to repost.

    Interesting comments posted here. I’ve been using VoIP for some time now, since NetMeeting on dialup. I’ve given up on the service until broadband became available in Manila, as the voice quality (e.g., data packet loss, jitter, and latency) is just horrendous. Skype has done a great job in trying to gain critical mass as far as subscriber base, and there is currently a burgeoning industry out there that supports their proprietary protocol. However, I believe the future lies in the SIP protocol. VoIP is just a beachhead; there will be other services that will use the SIP protocol (i.e., video conferencing). I would say 5 years from now we will be talking about SoIP (service over internet protocol). Below’s a list on how to call Manila (or receive calls) for FREE. Caveat: for best results both parties need broadband minimum 128kbps up/down.

    FreeWorldDialup (FWD) http://www.freeworlddialup.com – the granddaddy of free VoIP. They’ve been around since 95, and use SIP. All you need to do is download a free softphone from Xten http://www.xten.net/ and you’re in business. Calls are relatively good, but sometimes due to the congestion in their outbound proxy, your MOS rating (call quality) may dip somewhat. From my experience, this only happened once. And here’s the kicker, you can dial most 1800, 1877, 1888, and 1886 US toll free numbers, as well as Netherlands, Japan, Germany, and UK for free. And you also get free voice mail with your free account. For best results, buy an unlocked ATA from a third party vendor and hook-up your regular telephone to it.

    SipPhone http://sipphone.com – started by Michael Robertson (founder of MP3), company is based in San Diego. Similar to FWD in service offering. They also have the gizmo project, which tries to be an ersatz skype to attract more users. Until recently they also offer free 5 minutes phone call within the US. As with FWD, you get free toll free numbers, voice mail, etc. You can buy an unlocked ATA from them http://sipphone.com/adapters/ or buy one from a third-party vendor. UP is on their system and they run an Asterisk server. There’s a pinoy blogger who appears to be an expert in Asterisk and Linux line command. I’m not sure if he is the one (or part of a team) maintaining their system at UP http://www.premrara.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

    Take this a step further and you can do transit in and transit out calls, bypassing PLDT by installing your own mini-gateway, like the FX200 http://www.sipcpe.com/products.html. The best thing about FWD and SipPhone is the peering service that they offer. Take a look at the peering numbers here: http://www.freeworlddialup.com/learnmore/features?feature=peering and http://sipphone.com/numbers/ . It allows you to call among various VoIP providers who have opened their network to the peering community.

    I don’t think VoIP services like Bayantel and PLDT would allow that, because it will cut into their termination rates; they might do peering with each other within the Philippines. Companies like these have too much vested interest in preserving the old revenue-generating model that they will do whatever it takes to lock in customers to proprietary network. Just take a look at Saudi Telecom. They went as far as to sniff out VoIP packets http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2005/10/blocking-skype.html .

    You essentially have a monopoly that won’t allow packets from Skype or any VoIP providers. I would hope that PLDT does not resort to this, but I would not be surprised if they begin to do so. Monopolies like PLDT were given the franchise in order to better the lives of Filipinos. Instead, what do they do, they stifle innovation and they give lousy service, to name a few. Just last October, I was at the LA Internet Telephony Expo, and I bumped into the founder of a non-profit company called Inveneo http://www.inveneo.org/. They have a very novel VoIP solution to extend the last mile of service not served by the phone companies. They basically install fixed wireless in several locations that carry VoIP signals to the main gateway to connect out to the rest of the country. They use either bicycle or solar cells to power the servers (see pics). How’s that for a great idea?

  • greylensman
  • Ace

    I planning on signing up on http://www.vodini.com, I’m in US and from their service, I can get a Manila number, so my family can call me anytime for free

  • http://www.russeldesign.com RusselDesign

    What hardware I need to make a VOIP?

  • http://techhallucinations.blogspot.com/ riche

    distance-independent communication is now a reality with VOIP. The global village is here!

  • http://www.dave-wix.com Dave Wix

    My Filipina fiancee is in Davao right now. I have Vonage for VOIP, however, I really want to find a VOIP provider that will give her and me flat rate access to each other where she will not need DSL. I would love to have a Davao number but still need my US number as well. Any recommendations? Please email me. Thanks.

  • http://www.fuckpldt.com wrencelot

    for that guy under me: buy yourself and your gf as well window based mobile handset, then download mobile skype, that will do the trick.. its using VOIP tech so unlimited long distance call, you just have to pay for the access (which in this case is gprs or wifi)

    i accept checks..

  • http://www.voipwired.com Kevin

    On a recent trip to the Philippines this October, I brought a Vonage ATA and hooked it up at a relative’s DSL connection in Tagaytay. Everything worked wonderfully, VOIP is a great way to save money on calls to/from the Philippines. I just left the adapter there and call my relatives locally. I think any of the large VOIP providers will work as well. I did some research and placed an order thru my buddy’s site at http://www.voipwired.com/pinoy

  • http://www.vodini.com m-squared

    I currently have a VODINI service here in US. I have a Virtual Manila number and anybody in manila can call me for free. I just have to pay $40 a month.

    I heared about SKYInternetVOIP and got amazed that it can work like VONAGE. Is there a way that I we can subscribe to SKYInternetVOIP without having a DSL/CABLE account in PI? It would be great for us Pinoys here in US if we can also call to the Philippines for just a flat rate. Please keep me updated if this topic gets escalated. Thank you.

    More power to PINOYS!!!!!

    PS. Vodini is Good. If you want to get hooked up, contact me.. Thanks…

  • Ferd Acosta

    To the individual who brought a Vonage ATA and hooked it up at a relative’s DSL connection, did you sign them up with Vonage? Did you have MAC address issues?

  • http://migs.paraz.com mparaz

    I looked up Vodini. Apparently they are tied up with the Capwire/PT&T group, which isn’t the greatest telco around here (hehe). Any PSTN interconnection issues with the PH local number service?

  • m-squared

    mparaz,
    I have none so far. Everybody in manila can call me for free. This includes PLDT, Bayantel, Digitel and others…..

    There’s no place like home….

  • http://www.pilipinascall.com John

    Tired of paying international call?

    pls visit us at http://www.pilipinascall.com for more details.

  • http://not-another-blog.blogspot.com Mark

    re: vodini… for 40 USD, it must work fine for its price :-) Local numbers in Australia sell at around 2 to 3 USD per month. I think its the same in US.

    if your relative has broadband internet at home already, give him an ip phone. and you can call him any time. if your relative has a landline too, get those ip phones with an fxo… you can make calls to manila too and with some more configuration, receive calls :-)

    i prefer to call home rather than receive calls. i dont really want to be bothered with every bit of problem back home. i just call when i can accomodate them. 😉

  • liezlca

    pa post lang po:

    PINOYPHONE.NET

    – Manila caller (PLDT, Bayantel, and Globeline users) can call Pinoy Phone buddies free anytime.
    – Calls between Pinoy Phone buddies are also free 24/7
    – NO long distance charges, NO INTERNET needed in the Philippines. Just their ordinary phone.

    “Stop spending money on the phone cards. Get your Pinoyphone and start saving!”

    RATES:
    Pinoy phone or adapter CAD$168 + CAD$18 shipping
    CAD$35 – monthly service fee (tax included)

    For more information please visit http://www.pinoyphone.net

  • http://migs.paraz.com mparaz

    We should start a directory of VoIP services here…

  • http://yahoo Inna

    The Philippine TELCO, specially the big players is trying to kill the VOIP in the Philippines,this monkeys are enjoying their dirty game. We are willing to drop their service here in Metro Manila, just to show them, we could play their own game.This will be the good start for our petition.

    from,
    Mga anak anak ni INNA {OFWtech}

  • Ren

    john,

    tried pilipinascall.com, website seems under cosntruction. can only access the help.html part.

  • http://www.MirandaSoft.net mirandasoft

    VoIP is great in the Philippines!

    I used PLDT myDSL and Airborne Access. Here are the VoIP services that I use:

    1. Vonage [www.vonage.com] (Seattle, WA USA #)
    2. Skype [www.skype.com]
    3. Gizmo Project
    4. Sightspeed
    5. Yahoo Messenger (messenger.yahoo.com)
    6. iChat (www.apple.com)

    My Location: Pasig City, Philippines

    My Business Website: http://www.MirandaSoft.net

  • http://myplus.com Albino E. Paranada

    Our company is the exclusive distributor of M+ VoIP Phone. Just 45USD a unit. Call free anytime anywhere. Open for resellers.

  • http://mymplus.com Albino E. Paranada

    Our company is the exclusive distributor of M+ VoIP Phone in the Philippines. Only 45USD a unit. Call free anytime anywhere.

  • http://www.myifone.net bloodz

    http://www.myifone.net

    this is the cheapest voip in the phils.

  • http://www.myifone.net bloodz

    we offer US DID Numbers for as low as US$13.00 unlimited.

  • http://paraz.com Miguel

    Wow this post is now a Philippine VoIP billboard! I hope your services are good.

  • http://www.myifone.net/index.htm florentino mendoza

    PLEASE TELL ME HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR PER MONTHLY SERVICE AND HOW IT WORK. I AM LIVING IN USA AND I HAVE A FIANCE IN CABUYAO, LUGUNA. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL HER UNLIMITED INTERNATIONAL CALL THROUGH MY LANDLINE W/C CONNECTED WITH MY HIGH INTERNET MODEM.SINCERELY YOURS, F.M.

  • http://www.bauan.com NICnet

    I’ve been searching for somewhere to get a local RP number to use in my Asterisk located in Sweden.

    When I needed a Swedish phone number for the same purpose, I only took me 10 min to purchase the number on-line and have it set up and working in my Asterisk.

    There must be a way to get the same level of basic service in the Philippines …or am I just daydreaming?

    Does anyone know?

  • http://longbeard.info Benedict Bueno

    Anyone using pinoyphone.net? Which Telco are they using for the PSTN Access?

  • http://aglococlub-philppines.blogspot.com Gaius Jay

    want to have unlimited calls to US and Canada? or anywhere in the world… wanted to have US DID number from any States where you can call local whenever you are in Philippines. for as low as Php 1,499.00 / month..make unlimited calls from Philippines. visit or email us through here: http://www.myvoipprovider.com/Directory/VoIP_Provider_Directory/VoIP_Providers/Phillipines_-_VoIP_Providers/Broadband2Go_Communications/details/

    or visit our website: http://www.voiceout.com.ph

    Gaius Jay
    http://www.aglococlub-philippines.blogspot.com

  • jun_j

    how about a one time payment for a preconfigured voip devise with 2 internet telephone number +plus 2 USA landline number and another 2 UK land line number with callerID, call waiting, voicemailbox conference call, and 3 way calling on a single devise or a combination of programing the 2 line to your choice of voip provider or another FREE no monthly no call limit and no boundary call from another free voip system like peer calling much like smart calls to globe system or by using a freevoip gateway so friends and love ones can call from the ordinary phone directed to your voip devise or how about configuration to have virtual telephone numbers from anypart of the globe directed to your voip devise or better yet HOW about free calling VOIP from your cellphone …..Ill anounce 1 week ahead when my product will be featured in the TV

  • Jacob

    Yeah, I found a u.s. company that sells virtual Philippines number for $25 USD per month. My family in the U.S. can call me anytime. You can route the number to a voip phone for free, or route it to a landline/mobile phone for an extra $20 USD per month.

    They also provide unlimited calls to the usa (phone to phone) for $20 USD per month.

    j a c o b d u f f e e @ t e m p o r a r y f o r w a r d i n g . c o m

  • jun_j

    why would pay 25$ for a philippine number a month when you can have a US number for free in the philippines hindi ba parehong number lang yon ?

  • http://www.yahoo.com filina

    Filipino staying abroad can try out skype with rates Philippines€ 0.161,Philippines – Mobile € 0.202 ,Philippines-Cebu € 0.161 ,Philippines-Manila € 0.161 ….I m feel skype cheaper as I do make calls to my brother in australia at € 0.017….u can check out the website…www.skype.com

  • Rox_anne

    Hi jun_i, i am interested. Will my family in the Philippines get a US number? Can they call any number in the US (landkune and cellphone). Will i be able to call them as well?

    can you call me at (201)931-5337 to discuss?

    thanks

  • jun_j

    Hi Rox_anne pasensya na ngayon lang ulit ako nakabisita sa site doon sa inquery mo …Yes your family here in the philippines will have a USA number for free I can even provide you with multiple USA number the only catch is HINDI pwede mamili ng state kung libre option(Washington ,Iowa, NewYork )you can call them any time pero sila hindi nakakatawag sayo….Now beside the free dedicated landline number you will also have an internet number or what we call a global number ,..Now this number is more important because with this number you could be anywhere in the USA or anywhere in the planet pag doon sa lugar mo may gateway access number makakatawag ka from any phone(landline or cellphone) to your familys internet number….its like calling a PABX system with a local extension iyon nga lang global ang application kahit nasaan yung internet number na tinatawagan mo kaya mong matawagan ito and the best part is calling using the gateway access is free fro the caller and the callee iyon ang mga secret na itinatago sa atin ng malalaking telco and its all legal…..now if you say “ay ako lang ang pwedeng tumawag sila hindi” dont worry beside all the freebies the main function of the devise (voip gadget) is to provide you with with multiple account registry so if you feel na dapat may capability yung family mo na makatawag sa USA or any country for that matter we can program another voip service provider on your second line built within the devise ….its like line 1 >>your free system and on line 2 your pay call service the good part is with the devise your not tied to a minimum contral with a voip service provider for 1.1/2 year because you ll be registered as a Bring your own devise plan and you can terminate your voip account anytime and transfer it anywhere else (some voip company give you a 1 month free call anywhere, if not happy with their system you can cancel no question ask) for inquery you can call my california number 1-213-8050570 or my seattle number at 1-206-2036549

  • http://yahoo.ph Jfair

    Hi,Anne wanna try 24.99 from OPENTONE, you can use any land or cell from U.S./Canada to Phil. And it’s a two way unlimited calling.
    well try it!!!

  • rcorrino

    As long as all parties have computers and broadband internet, Skype is the way to go. I do weekly videoconferencing with my family in Manila from SF with better sound quality than with land line phones (and I get video too). My friends and I also do conference calling without any problems ( 4 parties).

    My friend here in SF brough back a vonage box for his non-tech savvy mom in Manila. So now his mom has a US based phone no. (which he pays for here).

    So yes, there are options. non of them totally free but most of them cheaper than the regular per minute charges of the telcos.

    YMMV

  • http://www.thetiergroup.com Marie Kletke

    My mom lives in Davao City and she would love to call everyday. We would love to keep in touch more. I sent her a vonage system that she will hook up on dsl. That means if she calls me there’s no long distance right? On the other hand, if I call I get charged for long distance. is this right? Should I get a VoIP from Global to save money. Really confused. The number for Vonage is a local number for me. Need clarification

  • http://yahoo.ph Jfair

    Marie,try the two way unlimited calling from OPENTONE COMMUNICATIONS, http://www.opentonecom.com,why vonage? from OTC, same price and somebody will assist you and could answer all your questions.OTC the best Voip Philippine provider.For only $24.99.

  • http://yahoo.ph Jfair

    Marie,try the two way unlimited calling from OPENTONE COMMUNICATIONS, http://www.opentonecom.com why vonage? from OTC, same price and somebody will assist you and could answer all your questions.OTC the best Voip Philippine provider.For only $24.99.

  • erich

    Marie,

    You shouldn’t be charged for long distance when you call your mom as long as her U.S. number is a local number for you. I also use vonage to call my family back home and it works perfectly fine. Hope this helps.

  • jun_j

    dami dito as if ahente sila ng vonage skype etc. bakit nyo pagagastusin ng monthly yung tao kahit pa yung kamaganak ang magbabayad sa USA eh LIBRE naman ang tawag(“WALANG BAYAD”) WALANG KWENTA MGA VOIP SERVICE na sinasabi nyo!
    ang sinasabi ko yung devise ng vonage na mga model SPA????etc iyon lang pwede na!!! ang importante doon ay yung nakaprogram na account sa CPU nyon eh papaano ba maglagay ng account doon sa devise na iyon???

    dis advantage ng mga service na sinasabi nyo!!
    1) lock in period sa contract
    2) free KUNO yung devise pero may initial activation nung account eh doon palang bawi na nila yung gastos sa devise
    3) paano kung hindi nyo matapos yung contract ? eh di bayad uli kayo
    4) lahat ng service request nyo may bayad
    minsan yung mga plan nyo unlimited pero pag binasa mo yung fine print may limit din pala sa gamit
    5) kung skype gamit nyo kailangan pareho kayo nasa computer kasi softphone ang gamit nila at puro naka supernode which drain your bandwith capacity kahit hindi mo ginagamit yung voip mo
    6) pagkatapos ng contract paano na wala ka ng phone kasi nga paid service, hindi mo na rin magagamit yung devise mo as if tapon na kasi naka burn yung account mo doon sa chip nung devise kung gusto mo na iregister sa ibang provider hindi na pwede kasi hindi narereset yung devise to factory default ,sayang lang investment mo

    marami pang iba siguro dito palang magdadalawang isip ka na na sa vonage skype etc na voip

  • http://yahoo.ph OXO

    So,Jun,anong advice mo? what’s youre point?gusto naming makaroon ng monthly fixed rate and having a convenient way of calling,even we’re on the road.There’s always in return no matter what and that’s what we are paying for.I don’t use skype,because it’s not convenient,I used to have vonage,but they don’t have the responsility,if you bring the box outside the U.S./Can and I’m paying more than $24.99.Tungkol sa mga ahente, at least somebody provided them a descent job.

  • jun_j

    OXO my advise ??? bili ka ng VOIP devise have it comfigured by somebody else kung hindi ka nakakaalam sa voip comfiguration// tell the person who will comfigure your devise to use a free voip account DAMI DYAN as of counting sa isang site mga more than 20 na ata USA pa lang (dont be comfuse yung iba may option ka na free yung iba may bayad select yung free!!) tapos get a free land line number (ipinamimigay lang iyon sa USA)have it forward to your voip internet account para yung mga kamaganak nyo ,ordinary phone lang gamit para tumawag sa inyo (incomming)ngayon kung gusto nyo incomming outgoing anytime kayong dalawa (meaning yung nasa abroad) dalawang unit ng voip devise gamitin nyo// you can even buy a voip with FXO port para lahat ng tao sa america or where ever ay makatawag sayo at lahat ng nasa pinas makatawag din doon sa bansa na kinabitan mo ng devise mo….

    ABOUT DOON SA COMMENT MO ABOUT “ahente” hwag na tayong pa cute lets call a spade a spade kung ahente ka iahente mo yung produkto mo ang problema marami akong nakikita na tread sa iba ibang forum na testimonial kesyo magaling yung ganitong service or product eh ang totoo spamming yung ginagawang testimonial nung tao para i promote yung produkto nila ayaw pang aminin …..O yung tatamaan kung meron man ….,pumiyok may itlog

    :)

  • tin

    question po..please help…pano nag wo-work ang vonage dito sa phil? how much ang rate? do i need a dsl? or internet connection ? pls. help me…tnx

  • http://yahoo.ph OXO

    Jun,thanks,I could do it the way told me,but is that thing work para sa kapatid ko sa Saudi?
    . . . Pero hindi ako ahente and we’re aware of spamming, alam na namin ‘yun.It’s part of promoting their company.Though walang nakakatulong at wala pa akong nakikitang product na would answer my needs.

  • jun_j

    OXO YES it will work in Saudi kailanggan lang ay marunong mag comfigure yung kapatid mo in Saudi ng ROUTER any router that can DHCP (domain Host Comfiguration Protocol)yung router gagana yung VOIP kahit dynamic, static, PPPoE or what ever klase ng IP na pinamimigay nila sa broadband nila gagana ang VOIP

    if your VOIP devise has a built in router mas mainam// provided na yung kapatid mo na mag cocomfigure nung router setting from the devise ay hindi gagalawin yung setting ng voip account mo in the devise// sigurado walang magiging problema

  • Ado

    I would like to inquire for options for voip hk and manila.
    Pwede rin bang dalhin ang phone if punta sa ibang pang bansa maliban sa hk and pinas?
    Thanks.

  • jun_j

    ADO regarding voip hk and Manila or any other country…ganito iyon //yung voip account at yung connection mo sa internet magkaiba iyon //hindi kasing simple iyon ng isasaksak mo lang yung voip to your internet connection tapos may voip dial tone ka na //kailangan muna na registered user ka ng isang voip provider maging FREE or PAY account yung subscription mo //ngayon pag nakapag registered ka na at may account ka na yung setting nung voip provider kailangan na i configure doon sa voip devise mo or softphone program mo //the last thing na kailanggan mong gawin ay mag comfigure ng router sa broadband mo //iba ibang broadband iba ibang setting kaya dapat marunong kang mag comfigure ng router kahit pa anong DSL provider sa pinas or sa ibang bansa pag nagawa mo iyon at na iset mo yung voip devise mo na magDHCP kahit pa static , dynamic ,PPPoE, Bigpond or Eutelia yung klase ng ip na provided ng kahit anong dsl provider sa ibat ibang bansa ….MAGAGAMIT MO OR MA COMFIGURE MO YUNG VOIP MO KAHIT SAAN MEANG GAGANA YUNG VOIP KAHIT SAAN GLOBALLY

  • Pedro

    Has anyone tried this? Nine cents a minute, cheap…but am skeptical about the quality.

    http://freecallplanet.com/philippines.html?gclid=CK7ro-rplI0CFSCTWAod81M57A

    I have been using yahoo, but they raised the rates recently. Used to be five bucks for a thirty minute call to a mobile phone. Now, it’s twenty cents a minute.

    The voip solution may come later. I am just in the getting to know you stage right now. 😀

  • http://yahoo.ph OXO

    Pedro,9 cents a minute?check it well,make surs it’s not a promo and always check the cell phone rate!

  • Pedro

    OXO, found this other alternative. Also cheap, about nine cents (euro) a minute which converts to about twelve cents (USD) a minute. Great quality, I can hear excellent and the people I have called have said that I come in crystal clear. I have called Ireland, Canada and Hongkong for free. I also have called Manila landline and cellphone with the rates quoted above. BTW, I live in Midwest US. One of the best features that yahoo doesn’t have is that I can transfer the call to my cellphone and the quality of the call doesn’t decline. I don’t think you can do this with skype? The charge to transfer is five cents (euro) per call.

    I have also found a hack to this site, where my friends in Manila can call me for free. They registered using a US proxy IP and that seemed to work although only during a trial period. I figure this would also work if I gave them my username and password. Then the calls to my landline or cellphone would be free and the only thing they would need is a broadband connection and a computer.

    http://www.voipcheap.com/en/index.html

    The site asks you to buy ten euros worth of credit and with it comes free calls around the US and Canada plus these other countries…

    Andorra free*
    Argentina free*
    Australia free*
    Austria free*
    Belgium free*
    Canada free*
    Chile free*
    Czech Republic free*
    Denmark free*
    Estonia free*
    France free*
    Germany free*
    Hong Kong (+mobile) free*
    Hungary free*
    Iceland free*
    Ireland free*
    Italy free*
    Liechtenstein free*

    Luxembourg free*
    Malaysia free*
    Monaco free*
    Netherlands free*
    New Zealand free*
    Norway free*
    Poland free*
    Portugal free*
    Puerto Rico (+mobile) free*
    Russian Federation free*
    Singapore (+mobile) free*
    South Korea free*
    Spain free*
    Sweden free*
    Switzerland free*
    United Kingdom free*
    United States (+mobile) free*

    So far so good…I called my lady friend in Bacolod and we spoke for forty minutes today. All was clear. She had no complaints. Cost to me was three dollars and sixty cents US. Good deal so far. 😀

  • http://yahoo.ph OXO

    Pedro I’m from Midwest too. So your paying 12 cents/min.Hmmmm…sounds good,but I’m not concern about having a low rate, kno why?because you will still pay the same amount your paying every month.Well I’m looking for unlimited service,monthly fixed.So I don’t need to monitor my budget,Know what I mean?
    Let’s do this together,help me out to search more.

  • Pedro

    OXO,

    The other deals that I have seen offer unlimited minutes, but only to one line. Basically, whoever you’re calling gets a cellphone or a sim card, then your calls to that one cellphone is unlimited.

    http://callpinoy.com/home/

    On this particular one, plans start at forty nine bucks. I call too many people for something like this to workout for me. And the one person I call the most is just someone I’m getting to know.

    The closest thing to unlimited to any phone in the Philippines is this offer

    http://freecallplanet.com/philippines.html

    Here, you get a thousand minutes for approx ninety bucks a month. That’s over sixteen hours of talk time. Comes to about nine cents a minute. And from the website, calls to cellphones are included.

    I’m using voipcheap.com right now, and am trying to calculate my monthly cost to see if I should get freecallplanet instead. They do have another plan for five hundred minutes that I’ve mentioned in my previous post. Right now, it’s close. I pay about fifteen bucks a week for a little over two hours of talk time. My monthly cost is about sixty bucks. The other plan from freecallplanet is only fifty bucks and I would get more or less the same minutes, but there is a contract associated with the plan and I hate contracts.

    BTW, there are no connection fees with voipcheap, their timer is true to the time you talk on the phone and the minutes don’t expire. No weekly maintenance fee either as far as I can tell. I have used several phonecards on the net, and from my experience, when they say thirty minutes of talk time, they normally mean fifteen. I can’t for the life of me understand how they can get away with such robbery.

    One thousand minutes for ninety bucks seems to be the closest thing to unlimited, unless you can live with calling just one number, then there are several unlimited plans on the net.

    Let me know if you find a better deal 😀

  • jun_j

    Pedro and OXO pareho pala kayong nasa USA and you need ways to call philippines for FREE UNLIMITED using you land line phone or your mobile phone in the US…..Ill give you guys a teaser ….since familiar pala kayo sa freecall planet voicecheap etc na nag offering sa internet have you ever heard about a number in Iowa state where you can call the whole world for free and unlimited……….teka sasabihin nyo hindi ba yung freecallplanet yon? eh tapos na yung promo noon diba?………….DOON KAYO MALI!!! actually yung number na posted nila doon sa site noon nung promo palang ng freecallplanet ay hindi lang iisa, at yung ibang number mga 9 number yon // tatlo ay gumagana pa!!!! hindi nyo na makikita sa internet yung information nung mga number na iyon actually hindi lang mga freecall planet telco sa Iowa state ang nag offer noon napiltan lang tapusin nung ibang telco ang promo nila sa batikos ng ibang telco provider doon….I still have those number…. // another info I can share is how about 10 $ a month free and unlimited calls to 50 country (no mobile call) land line call only…sorry philippine not included or how about 5 euro for 1200 minute to more than 70 country per month including philippines…. or how about joining a napster type voip group that lets you use thier asterix server so you can call anyone anywhere in the planet basically for free the reason they do this is from the beattles song lyric “the love you give is the love you can recieve” tama ba quote ko?….the last time I visited the site ay covered na namin ang buong planet halos ! we even have access to katmandu in the himalaya…..all calls for free we can even make your cellphone make internet calls to anyone with voip connection around the world for free, iether with a similar mobile equip WLAN function , with a Voip hardware equipment or a voip softphone program on your computer…..

    :)

  • Pedro

    Five euros for twelve hundred bucks including the Philippines? Mobil? Can I use my cell phone? More info on this one please…my yahoo addy is baazoookaaa

    thanks!!!!

  • http://yahoo.ph OXO

    Pedro,I’m still searchin.Do you find anything that we could use any phone here,cell or landline for unlimited? Kindly check,Efonica and OpenTone Comm.
    CallPinoy is Ok na sana, pero Point to Point.

  • Pedro

    Sorry, I meant I am interested in twelve hundred minutes for five euros…I checked efonica and it’s eighteen cents a minute to a mobile phone in the Philippines. Open tone is another one where you can only call to one device and if not, then a call to a mobile phone is fifteen cents a minute, but it requires a subscription to their service.

    Still, a thousand minutes for ninety bucks stands as the best deal, until jun tells us about the five euro deal. 😀

  • Pedro

    jun, I’ve been investigating the Iowa number to call the world for free, and from what I’ve found it’s not exactly free. The Iowa area code 712 is the new 900 numbers, so there is still a charge for it. The operators for this get their money taking advantage of an FCC kickback scheme authorized via the Universal Service Fund. The charge to us is inexpensive, ranging from one cent to ten cents a minute. Cheap, but the feedback I’ve read so far is the quality is horrible.

    Five euros for 1200 minutes to the Philippines, share the love bro 😀

  • Pedro

    OXO, not exactly what we’re looking for, but this site offers unlimited calling from the Philippines to the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand for free 😀

    http://www.siliconscript.com/palcalls/faq.aspx

    Unfortunately, we can’t use it to call the Philippine, so it’s only half of the solution.

  • jun_j

    WHICH is BETTER
    **(A)a pinoy in the Philippines having a USA land line number or
    **(B)a pinoy in the USA having a philippine number in the USA
    ANO ang pagkakaiba at pagkakatulad
    **both senario offer one way voice trafic//A can only recieve call from his or her US number, he CAN NOT make call using his USA number..same with B
    **A is free(if you have the knowhow) while B is not
    **B can only be had on a package plan
    **A is free but you need to have a broadband connection in the Philippines(computer have to be connected at all times to recive calls otherwise it would defeat the purpose of having a USA telephone number)
    **irrespective of who makes the call once the call gets connected its a complete telephone call
    **kung gusto nung mga nasa abroad na MADAINGAN ng mga problema ng mga kaanak nila sa pinas piliin nila yung B kung gusto naman ninyo ng power to only call but cannot be called piliin nyo yung A…….

    ;/

  • http://yahoo.ph OXO

    Jun,Good point! In my case,What I really want is two way unlimited calling using any phone here in U.S. any suggestions? I don’t mind paying subscription,bcoz I travel a lot

  • http://iglobecom.com Jen
  • Lala

    Hi,
    I’am a dealer of VOIP phone here in the philippines. We have usb, broadband phone and ata(analog telephone adapter). Monthly maintenance of the phone is only US$4.95. If you and your family have the same unit, you could avail of the unlimited calls. Or if your family have the phone here in the Philippines, they can call you at a very low rate. US rate is $0.019 only.

    If your interested, please let me know.

    Lala
    [email protected]

  • Pedro

    Jen and Lala, the lowest cost call to the Philippines from the US right now is $0.012 per minute that includes mobile and landline calls from what we’ve found. I have been using it for about two weeks. The sound quality both ways is EXCELLENT, one of the best if not the best I have used to date. There is one cheaper for $0.09 per minute to any phone in the Philippines but it involves buying a minimum of five hundred minutes.

    But ideally what we’re looking for is an unlimited plan to call ANY phone in the Philippines. No per minute charge, no one cell phone only, no voip equipment. Can you help?

  • erich

    Pedro is that a typo $0.012 I think you meant $0.12.. I’m also in the same boat as you and OXO. I’m here in the west coast. With the wifey travelling a lot around the Phils(sometimes not even a cell signal)it’s gotten a little expensive to call her. When she’s home I use our vonage but when she’s travelling I use startec – $0.129 call is clear but I wish there’s something cheaper or unlimited. How about a Phil number here in the U.S.(I know vodini offers one but lately they’re having problems with pldt)?

    jun_j
    correction lang bro hindi ako “as if ahente” ng vonage..ordinaryong empleyado lang po dito sa u.s. na naghahanap ng murang paraan para makatawag sa aking mga mahal sa buhay diyan sa pinas… sinagot ko lang yung tanong dahil ako ay gumagamit rin – ngayon kung meron kang alam na mas makakamura kami bakit ba hindi…and maraming salamat sa “teaser” mo…yung lang peace…

  • Pedro

    erich, my bad. It’s twelve cents a minute.
    I wish it were approx two cents, I wouldn’t be here looking for a cheaper solution. 😀

    I think the unlimited calling unfortunately is not out there yet. Unlimited to whatever phone I use to call any and all phones in the Philippines.

    If you find something that can beat nine cents a minute to call a mobile phone in PI, please share it. Thanks!

  • Pedro

    erich, IMO, having a Philippine phone number here in the US is not cost effective. Reason why I say that is because right now with twelve cents a minute charge that roughly translates to about five pesos. From what I know, a local call in Manila cost eight pesos a minute. So having a local number has no advantage.

    My suggestion to you is register for an unlimited calling service in the US. There are several sites that offer this. Give your wife the username and password. There are so many internet cafes all over the Philippines that when she travels, she can walk into one and call you as oppose to you calling her. Or to make it simpler, use yahoo. They only charge one cent per call in the US. Although, I’m not sure if the program automatically checks the caller’s IP location for a proper rate charge.

    Good Luck 😀

  • jun_j

    OK OK Reading from all your comments from the past post I would like to offer a solution (sana makatulong sa lahat)most of us like lowest calling rate yung iba gusto connectivity kahit sa cellphone anywhere in the philippines….actually WALANG GANITONG SERBISYO pa sa ngayon PERO may magagawa kayo technically to call ALMOST unlimitedly or Almost free sa pinas ……….may available bang hotspot or malapit ba kayo sa isang hotspot or wireless 802.11 location yung mga tatawagan nyo ba sa pinas may ganong access din or yung tatawagan nyo more than one person in pinas ?????……….Alam nyo ba yung tinatawag na WIFI phone? kahit na yung mga china made lowest ata from china source ay 75$ isa……or better yet how about nokia cellphone with WLAN capability …..ibili nyo yung tatawagan nyo sa pinas ng ganitong phone or pa comfigure kayo sa marunong mag program to point to point connection itong mga devise na ito using internationl gatekeepers to redirect your call via internet para walang gastos walang boundaries kailanggan lang pareho kayong connected sa hots spot ……..dito papasok yung may WLAN capable na cellphones halimbawa nasa mall ako malapit sa isang internet cafe na may libreng wireless internet connection ang gagawin ko text ko muna yung nasa USA na may WLAN capable cellphone na pumunta sa isang hots spot tapos pag nanduon na sya tatawagan ko na sya using my cellphone to make internet calls( iba ito sa regular telephone calling kasi doon sa cellphone mo bukod sa “number @kung anong server ka” ang dial mo let say [email protected] tapos pag pinindot mo na yung call function nung cellphone mo makakakita ka ng selection (phone call/ fax send / internet call) select mo internet call at imbes na dumaan iyon sa cell site yung tawag mo papasok sa internet connection nung internet cafe hahanapin naman nyon yung isa pang tinawagan na number na naka connect din via internet saan mang parte ng mundo, at dahil pareho kayong connected sa internet via hot spot na libre walang bayad yung tawag nyo walang international boundary at walang limit sa HABA NG USAPAN ………only draw back eh kung palagi or malapit or accessible sa inyo ang wireless internet connection pero at least walang babayaran sa call………dami pa iba pero dito muna lets hear muna comments ……………:)

  • http://yahoo.ph OXO

    Good point Jun, walang unlimited call anywhere in the Phil. And I think its not gonna happen,Hey we’re talkin about the monster Telco sa Pinas like PLDT.They will not allow this.As much as possible, if they could kill all the Voip provider,eh,gagawin nila.Its way different compare here in U.S.
    Even their DSL,I was surprised,small things like internet cable they porposedly used a different color,not following the standard,para malito yung mga subscriber na gustong gumamit ng VoIP.Another thing,bandwidth and speed,that they love to messed around.So you really not paying for what you paid for . . . PLDT myDSL(my DICK SUCKING LIPS) 😉

  • http://FreeCallPlanet.com Chris

    I work for FreeCallPlanet.com and want to encourage you all to give us a try for your calls to the Philippines.

    Just to clear up any misconceptions:

    We have two plans:

    500 minutes a month for $44.95
    1000 minutes a month for $89.95

    That works out to 8.9 cents a minute and includes mobile lines. If you go over those minutes, then we charge you at 14.9 cents a minute for additional minutes. Minutes don’t roll over from one month to the next.

    There are no contracts. You can cancel at anytime without penalty, and if you cancel midmonth, we will keep your account open to the end of the month so you can use your minutes up.

    We have found several reliable carriers to the Philippines, so our quality has gotten much better lately. While we are new to the Philippines, we do over 5 million minutes a month to India are not going anywhere.

    Give us a try:

    http://freecallplanet.com/philippines.html

  • Pedro

    Chris, although I have not tried it yet, it would seem that nine cents a minute is the best deal right now. Any thoughts in extending the minutes to make it more attractive? Say 1500 minutes for ninety dollars a month? Can you make calls online? Transfer it to your cellphone? Can you track your minutes online? I use voipcheap right now, and I think that’s a sister company of yours and they have a slick program to do everything I’ve asked above. For me anyway, making calls is simpler using their online software. Transfer the Philippines to the “Frequently Called Countries Zone” and I’ll sign up today!

    BTW, five hundred minutes a month for forty five bucks recurring each month unless I cancel the service is a MONTHLY CONTRACT, no? 😀

  • damc

    Is Digitel blocking VOIP? I have a US vonage adapter and it just stopped working. It was working for weeks, but 1.5 weeks back, it stopped working. I thought it was just my bad digitel broadband but I can’t get it to work anymore. Any ideas… Thanks.

  • dumbO

    can you use a VOip phone using smart bro???

  • rogborgs

    Hey Damc, It’s been a month since you posted your question about your vonage not working, how is it now? mine’s been working perfectly on digitel for 3 months now already, no prob so far

  • Dan

    Dear Sir/Ma’am,

    I have an ongoing study regarding the user adoption of VoIP in the Philippines. I lieu on this I would like to get your time to answer the following question based on your experiences of using VoIP services.

    Thank you,

    Danny

    ==

    Name: _____________________________________
    Age: _____________________________________
    Email: _____________________________________

    1. Did you ever use VoIP technology?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    2. Which type of VoIP technology are you using?
    â–¡ IP Phones
    â–¡ ATA
    â–¡ Computer to Computer
    □ Don’t know

    3. From which Company are you availing services?
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    4. Are you satisfied with those services?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    5. If no, what kind of problems are you facing?
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    6. Before taking the subscription, which factor your consider first?
    â–¡ Price
    â–¡ Sound Quality
    â–¡ Reliability
    â–¡ Customer Service
    Any other, please specify
    ______________________________________________________________

    7. How many companies VoIP service have used? _____

    8. Which VoIP service provider do you think is providing best service?
    Please specify name: ____________________________________________

    9. Regarding above question where do you think they have edge (e.g. sound quality) on other companies? Please specify: _________________________

    10. What are the most annoying things for you during availing VoIP service?
    â–¡ Emergency Calls
    â–¡ Reliability
    â–¡ Call Delay

    Any other, please specify
    ______________________________________________________________

    11. What do you think about the marketing of VoIP service by companies? Are they properly marketing?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    12. If not, which media do you think that they should use for getting proper attention?
    â–¡ Newspapers
    â–¡ Television
    â–¡ Internet

    Any other, please specify
    ______________________________________________________________

    13. For which type of calls are you using these services?
    â–¡ Local
    â–¡ International

    14. Are you satisfied with both local and international calls?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    15. If not which calls should service providers should improve?
    â–¡ Local
    â–¡ International

    16. Are there any other factors which you think service provider should improve its working?
    a. Are you satisfied with sound quality?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    b. Are you satisfied with call rates?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    c. In case of IP phone, did you satisfy with hand set and its dial tone?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    d. In case of Computer, did you satisfy with their application software?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    e. Any additional feature which you think should be included (which is not present at the moment)?
    ________________________________________________________

    f. Do you have any other suggestion for improving the service? Please Specify:
    ________________________________________________________

  • Dan

    Dear Sir/Ma’am,

    I have an ongoing study regarding the user adoption of VoIP in the Philippines. I lieu on this I would like to get your time to answer the following questions based on your experiences of using VoIP services.

    Thank you,

    Danny

    ==

    Name: _____________________________________
    Age: _____________________________________
    Email: _____________________________________

    1. Did you ever use VoIP technology?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    2. Which type of VoIP technology are you using?
    â–¡ IP Phones
    â–¡ ATA
    â–¡ Computer to Computer
    □ Don’t know

    3. From which Company are you availing services?
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    4. Are you satisfied with those services?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    5. If no, what kind of problems are you facing?
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    6. Before taking the subscription, which factor your consider first?
    â–¡ Price
    â–¡ Sound Quality
    â–¡ Reliability
    â–¡ Customer Service
    Any other, please specify
    ______________________________________________________________

    7. How many companies VoIP service have used? _____

    8. Which VoIP service provider do you think is providing best service?
    Please specify name: ____________________________________________

    9. Regarding above question where do you think they have edge (e.g. sound quality) on other companies? Please specify: _________________________

    10. What are the most annoying things for you during availing VoIP service?
    â–¡ Emergency Calls
    â–¡ Reliability
    â–¡ Call Delay

    Any other, please specify
    ______________________________________________________________

    11. What do you think about the marketing of VoIP service by companies? Are they properly marketing?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    12. If not, which media do you think that they should use for getting proper attention?
    â–¡ Newspapers
    â–¡ Television
    â–¡ Internet

    Any other, please specify
    ______________________________________________________________

    13. For which type of calls are you using these services?
    â–¡ Local
    â–¡ International

    14. Are you satisfied with both local and international calls?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    15. If not which calls should service providers should improve?
    â–¡ Local
    â–¡ International

    16. Are there any other factors which you think service provider should improve its working?
    a. Are you satisfied with sound quality?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    b. Are you satisfied with call rates?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    c. In case of IP phone, did you satisfy with hand set and its dial tone?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    d. In case of Computer, did you satisfy with their application software?
    â—‹ Yes â—‹ No

    e. Any additional feature which you think should be included (which is not present at the moment)?
    ________________________________________________________

    f. Do you have any other suggestion for improving the service? Please Specify:
    ________________________________________________________

  • http://www.jasondragon.com Jason Dragon

    Hello. I am from the United States, and I currently live in CEBU…I have been here for over a year. Well a few years ago back in the states I switched to VOIP, and I took my VOIP phone to Cebu with me, it works perfect, I call all over the US for FREE. People call me every day for FREE and we talk for hours. I use Smart Bro, and Smart Bro is even fast enough to use the internet at the same time.

    I am in the process of starting a business selling these phones, along with other products here in CEBU and later in the rest of the Philippines. I am interested in finding people to partner with I would really like to talk to some of you about the ideas that I have.

    Please email me at [email protected].

    Jason Dragon

  • jun_j

    Uy dami ng nag nagaalok as well as magaalok ng voip dito puro pa may babayaran na service all nakabase sa ibang bansa ……mga parekoy better check nyo muna current regulation sa mga voip provider na registered sa NTC….hindi sa sinisiraan ko yung mga gustong mag negosyo ng product ng mga company na nasa ibang bansa pero dapat lang siguro kung magagawa nilang magnegosyo dito eh kahit papaano may binabayaran silang taxes na napupunta sa ating kaban ng bayan …sa tantya nyo ba kung yung voip service sa Pilipinas naka base at inenegosyo natin sa let say USA papayag sila na makakuha tayo doon ng subscriber na hindi tayo mag paparegister sa gobyerno nila or hindi tayo magbabayad ng taxes?…..kung mag iintroduce dapat ang isang gustong magnegosyo dito ng isang technology service na naka base sa ibang bansa dapat lahat legal in philippine laws …ngayon kung hindi naman at for porpose lang to introduce the technology as showcase for prior registration ng business dapat LIBRE……………..

    ngayon kung gusto nyo parin ng VOIP technology at nag aalanganin kayo about how to make it into a business check muna natin ang pwede sa mga balakin natin sa NTC …..

    personally I make a side line doing voip set up for many company pero hindi ako kumukuha ng monthly sa kanila one time payment lang for devise purchase even with goverment entities naglalagay ako sakanila kung gusto nila sa server ng DOST doon ko sila nilalagay pero as Ive said hindi ako service provider meaning hindi ako kumukuha ng subscriber at iyon lang ang sinabi sakin ng NTC na pwede kong gawin pero kahit na ganoon nakakapag provide ako ng DID or direct inward dialing na LIBRE or kung hindi available yung number na libre I provide virtual number procurment sa ibatibang bansa or even peer to peer calls from other voip server….sa mga hindi nakakaintindi about VOIP it only means yung nagagawa ng ibang voip provider na nasa ibang bansa na service na MAY BAYAD nagagawa ko ng LIBRE……

  • Janice

    Hello to all!

    since we’ve been talking about voip here..i’d like to inform you that there’s a voip reseller here in phils. has NTC license and offers only $4.95 or around 250pesos monthly fee…call rate as low as .019 or around 1peso per minute for calls to US, canada,,,etc. other countries have higher rates though but still the lowest..

    for interested parties email me at [email protected]

  • http://www.freewebs.com/ivanjunix irene veluz

    ako naka unlimited international call ang sakop nito almost 50 countries for only 700 pesos a month. bsta naka sun cellular ka lang. kasi ang procedure tatawg ka sa suncellular phone access number then dial mo lang yun number then icoconcet ka na sa destination or phone number mo. or u can text me the information k.thanks. 0922-7887259

  • Joy Cebu
  • Mark

    There is a company that offers unlimited calls from Australia to Manila for a flat rate of $25AUD p/month. No internet connection needed on either end. All you pay is the local call connection cost to an Australian number.

    What do you think? Not bad?

    • laura

      is there for new zealand to davao rate per month too??

  • gbates

    For US callers to the Philippines UNLIMITED,
    no connection fee, no pin code

    Voip Videophone you can see the person you are talking to on the phone screen.

    especially, for OFWs the concept of seeing their children and their family anytime they want.

    It works just like Vonage you get charged $23.99 a month

    and since you’re issued a US phone number, you can call anyone

    in the US and Canada regardless of their phone provider they don’t

    need a videophone to talk to you and the fee stays $23.99. You can take

    the VIDEOPHONE with you and as long as there is a high speed internet plug it in
    and make US and Canada calls.

    You can have the service and save alot of money or become an Independent Rep.
    and make alot of money. I think this is a life changing opportunity that no one should
    pass up.
    Any questions,email me : [email protected]
    If you’re near SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA, call me for demo.

  • aica

    jun_j,

    i’m interested in what you’re offering (VOIP. i’ve read some of your posts and I think you’re the most reliable and knowledgeable person i can consult with. Please guide me as I will be needing VOIP for my small business. i’m not a techy person and i honestly don’t have in depth knowledge about VOIP. how do we go about it? can you give me a contact number of yours so we can discuss it? [email protected]

  • http://www.garyfitzpatrick.ca Gary

    Any suggestions as to what broadband provider and plan is adequate for making voip business quality calls from a PC in Philippines to a phone in Canada/US?

    I have tried PLDT DSL Plan 999PHP (1 Mbps), voice quality was ok but latency was 400 to 1000+ ms delay. Also tried Smartbro which had lower latency (250 ms), but was very choppy sounding. Test calls were made using http://www.iCalls.com

  • Alex Lipton
  • Nick

    Where in the Philippines… Preferably in Cebu, can I find a VOIP receiver. Like a USB phone or something. I use SmartBRO and have no landline in my house, but would like to set-up a Skype account and maybe a US Phone number so I can also receive calls.

    Thanks

  • Lee

    Try a Magic Jack at MagicJack.com. It has to be shipped to a USA address but for only $39.95 it includes the first years service and you can pay an additional $19.95 for the second year if you want then you get two years service for the what a couple of months with some other VOIP systems would cost you, it is a great inexpensive VOIP system. I bought one and have a USA phone number and have been using it for weeks now and it works great and I intend on using it in other counties while I travel with my laptop.

  • Darren

    if anyone is interested to call the US for only 1php/min kindly send me an email piso rates apply in 30 countries the most cheapest among voip’s…we’re realizing the voip promise…contact me and you’ll be amazed…be connected with your loveones,colleagues or friends from anywhere in the world.

  • http://www.iriscrystal.com David

    If anyone is interested in a company installing VoIP throughout the Philippines, check out http://www.iriscrystal.com or call the Manila office at 2-888-4747.
    We have peso payphones for making money, IP phones, ATAs, numbers from 70+ countries, and COMMERCIAL QUALITY connections around the world at low rates as published on the site. Lines include fax-to-email, follow-to-cell, voicemail, etc…
    Licensed as TechNetworks, IDCC is a LEGAL VoIP provider in the Philippines.

  • jolls

    hello everyone,

    medyo marami nang pinoy d2 sa dubai,at medyo mahirap din ang kumita ng pera d2 so everybody is looking for a cheaper alternative to keep in touch sa family nila sa pinas.

    ano bang way or sinong voip provider ang pakakabgay ng tulong sa amin like cheap calls from dubai to any phone or mobile phone sa pinas?

  • jolls

    hi all,

    can you recommend us your voip provider where we can make a cheap call from pc or a phone in dubai to any phone or mobile phone in the philippines?

  • http://www.hellonow.com Topakita

    Can someone let me know if you have any experience with this service? Apparently you can only use this service if you have a US mobile/landline number.

    Thanks

  • http://www.hellonow.com Topakita

    I’m sorry the website is http://www.hellonow.com

  • http://none Irving Lin

    I am the distributor of Magicjack, I have few pcs to test market
    at Philippine, if anybody who are interest
    reseller this wonderful magicjack at local market, please contact with me on +63-2-752-8715 or 02-752-8714, or you may reach me at 0921-679-2629. each pcs plus shipping is 3000peso with one year free call USA and Canada, My name is Irving Lin, please contact me asap.
    What is magicJack? One of the most innovative new telecommunications
    > products to be introduced in years.
    >
    > It’s a small device that plugs into the USB port of a computer. You plug
    > any standard analog telephone into the other side of the magicJack and it
    > allows you to make unlimited local or long distance telephone calls to any
    > phone (landline or cellular) in the United States or Canada. You also get
    > a free phone number with your magicJack so it can be utilized both to
    > receive and place calls. Area codes for approximately 70% of the U.S. are
    > available. (Porting existing phone numbers and selected Canadian area
    > codes will be available shortly.)
    >
    >
    >
    > Compared to what most people pay for their local and long distance
    > service, the savings should be HUGE. Plus, there are a number of other
    > great features including:
    >
    > * Free International Calling To The U.S. And Canada – The magicJack is
    > portable and can be utilized to make FREE calls to any phone in the United
    > States or Canada from anywhere in the world. This can be from Italy,
    > India, Indonesia or anywhere.
    > *
    > * Plus, individuals outside the United States can be called on their
    > magicJack phone number from the United States for FREE. (This should be a
    > particularly attractive feature for businesses, international students,
    > military personnel, their families, and international travelers.)
    > *
    > * Domestic U.S. and Canadian Travelers can take their magicJack with
    > them and make FREE calls to any phone throughout the U.S. and Canada.
    > *
    > * Free Follow Me – This feature allows users to send their incoming
    > calls to up to three other phone lines such as their cell phone or office
    > phone all at the same time.
    > *
    > * Call Forwarding, Caller ID, Call Waiting, Voicemail and enhanced
    > 911 all come with the magicJack and all are included Free.
    >
    > Installation is simple and takes 60 seconds. All a consumer needs is
    > Windows XP or Windows Vista or Mac and one of the following: DSL,
    > Broadband, Cable Internet, WiFi, WiMax, or high speed internet service.
    > magicJack comes with a thirty-day guarantee.
    >
    > For calls from the magicJack to phone numbers outside the United States or
    > Canada there are highly competitive international rates. However, all
    > calls between two magicJacks anywhere in the world are free.
    >
    > magicJack has been generating a considerable amount of national and
    > international publicity in newspapers, on television and on the Internet.
    > It’s been covered in The New York Times, PC Magazine, Reuters, Boston
    > Globe, Los Angeles Times, CBS, ABC, CNBC, the BBC and more.

  • rjroyeca

    since we’ve been talking about MagicJack here..i’d like to inform you that there’s a MagicJack reseller here in phils. that gives you a better offers only $19.95 or around 798pesos for yearly fee…call rate as low as .019 or around 1peso per minute for calls to US, canada,,,etc. other countries have higher rates though but still the lowest..

    for interested parties email me at [email protected]

  • Rey
  • Angelica

    To all! If you are looking for the best VOIP solution, call Open Tone Communications. They have offices both in the US and Phil. I have been using it for almost 2 years now and I cannot complain. It is clear and it also gave me savings. Now I can call my family anytime. Visit their website http://www.opentonecom.com.

  • Topakita

    Angelica…Do you know if Open Tone is registered/licensed with the FCC?

    “Angelica » April 10th, 2008 10:15
    To all! If you are looking for the best VOIP solution, call Open Tone Communications. They have offices both in the US and Phil. I have been using it for almost 2 years now and I cannot complain. It is clear and it also gave me savings. Now I can call my family anytime. Visit their website http://www.opentonecom.com.”

  • Topakita

    Angelica….Do you know if Open Tone is registered/licensed with the FCC

    “Angelica » April 10th, 2008 10:15
    To all! If you are looking for the best VOIP solution, call Open Tone Communications. They have offices both in the US and Phil. I have been using it for almost 2 years now and I cannot complain. It is clear and it also gave me savings. Now I can call my family anytime. Visit their website http://www.opentonecom.com.”

  • pupoy

    jun_j please give me a list of those free VOIP website servers. tnx

  • jun_j

    daming voip service????? gastos na naman !!! bayad pa tayo e libre ang naman ang voip got another one “toll free number from any country” halos— including Philippine with free 10 day demo nakalagay doon sa limit na demo period ay one number per company or household example USA eh samantalang after 10 day pwede akong magpalit uli ng number sa USA sO WHAT DOES IT MEAN …..EVERY 10 DAYS MAGPAPALIT AKO NG usa NUMBER TAPOS REGISTER ULI AKO SA SITE AT DOON SA BAGO ULI NA NUMBER AKO MAG PAPA TOLL FREE NUMBER IBIG SABIHIN NOON LIBRE YONG TOLL FREE NUMBER KO FROM THAT COUNTRY HANGAT HINDI AKO NAUUBUSAN NG USA NUMBER HA HA HA …..

    BIRUIN MO MAGKAKA VIRTUAL PRESENCE AKO FROM ANY COUNTRY 1-800 TYPE PA NUMBER KO NG WALA AKONG BABAYARAN HANGAT KAYA KONG MAGPA REGISTER EH GAANO LANG YON ABOUT 2 MINUTES TIME…….SABI NGA NG BEBE KO HASARAP…..

  • sprakenster

    @Topakita

    one way to verify if OpenTone’s registered/licensed by FCC. Call their toll free hotline: 1-888-544-9429

  • EVS

    jun_j;
    how do you do it?

  • jun_j

    EVS

    If you know how to comfigure a softphone or an ATA (analog telephone adaptor) voip adaptor or voip hardware you can forward a telephone number from a particular country to a specific devise let say Ill get a number from a specific country likesay USA UK etc. then Ill forward all call to that number to a VOIP devise much like inbound call centers …if someone call me from USA or UK from that number My devise (VOIP) will ring anywhere in the Philippine or from any country for that matter …You can say what the heck forwarding calls to a USA number when you can forward toll free number to your Philippine telephone number… my answer is we can change USA telephone number for free anythime and every time we can even forward a hundred number from different country to a single voip at will anytime everytime (some country like the philippine dont give free telephone numbers but some country do)so if someone or some company will give you a telephone number from a particular country (even for a trial period)..a number that can be forwarded to another number in another country you can have a virtual presence from that country for free…and even if that company will only allow you 10 day trial period to use that forwarding capability who will stop you from registering multiple account to use their system…..

  • jun_j

    Alas PLDT joining the VOIP band openly by offering pldt (t@#$%^&d) at call cost of 1peso per minute sana nuon pa anyway dahil doon sa kanilang (p@#$%^&+s) prepaid sim kahit sino na pwedeng mag lagay ng voip gateway saan mang probinsya na may coverage biruin mo kailangan mo lang ng sim card at (XXX) terminal OK na!…..eh ganoon din singil 1 peso/min.
    1 sim card per probinsya na kailangan mo basta sasagap …..example nasa laguna ka kailanggan mo ng manila number lagay mo lang sa parte ng laguna yung (XXX) terminal mo na makakaregister yon doon sa cell site na pang manila pwede na link mo lahat ng call na pang manila from VOIp kahit sa probinsya ka tapos yung ibang port para sa laguna local ….O de bale youll be hitting 2 bird with one stone na kasing laki ng boulder!….**(@#$%)was put up to protect voip imformation**

  • http://www.voipunlimitedcall.com florita

    check this website. http://www.momentumplus.com/speicher1
    http://www.voipunlimitedcall.com
    4.95 dollars a month after you buy the unit. make sure you contact us first before you buy the products so we can explain to you the products. if you order to me we will deliver the telephone to your family in the philippines before you pay me. the receiver in the philippines just need internet connection no need computer to make and receive call

  • Topakita

    Is this true FLORITA?

    Per comment of INNA on Blog.tmcnet.com

    http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/rich-tehrani/voip/philippines-voip.html

    Momentum Plus? they don’t have customer/technical support.The company as I understood is pure maketing,they don’t have network infrastructure.Check their website, looks like a grocery store. Well,who cares about network, right? but if you like this kind of service and way of communications then just use your computer, internet is free, right? then why paying $4.95 a month? This company is well structured for network maketing. Their not even a voip provider.Don’t get me wrong.There’s nothing wrong in the said company, what I’m trying to say is,they provide the unit but not the service.Why not just use the internet, same thing no tecnical or customer support.
    Just a thought

  • debshie

    I just have a question since I read most of you use skype. I recently installed skype but unfortunately when i tried to create my account and sign in my modem auto restarts and unless I quit all skype applications, i cant connect back to to the internet. I hope y’all can help

  • http://www.nomado.eu Franchesca

    Hi! VOIP is a new way technology now to save phone bills especially if you are calling other countries. My parents are working abroad and you just can’t imagine how much they spent for their calls from Italy to Philippines. Good thing my uncle based in Belgium is using Nomado Phone. This is a VOIP phone as well. What my parents did was they set up Nomado accounts for us here in the Philippines and they can call us anytime, and my mom said they are just paying a flat rate for that. I am not sure the flat rate though. But you could check their website,www.nomado.eu my bro got it, he’s going to ask his gf too to get Nomado phone in UK.

  • jun_j

    why get a nomado account when you can have any number like rome milan turin etc land line phone number forwarded to an ATA devise what more is “ITS FREE” your relative can call you the same way as NOMADO account but they dont have to pay for anything and so do you

  • ruby

    i need to buy a SIP IP PHONE in Manila..Do anybody know where to purchase such unit?

    also is it PLDT using ISTN (International Switch Digital Network) or PSTN (analog) – Public Switch Telephone Network.

    would appreciate very much your info. tnx!

  • wanderer

    for me the best in vonage. We have it connected to a device called dialmate. this allows us to call the philippines from the states and vice versa. It’s 20 dollars a month for the service but because of the dialmate device we’re able to share the device with our relatives in the US and Canada and our relatives here. they simply call the US or philippine number and after inputting a pin code they get the dial tone of the other country. The quality is good and we’re very happy with our set up that we’ve purchased a second one.
    We also have the magic jack. It’s great for mobility if you travel a lot but quality isn’t as good as the one of vonage plus there’s a delay. i’ve also read reviews about it burning out usb ports. it hasn’t happened to me though.
    so i recommend vonage with the dialmate. then you can share it with several people to make the cost almost nonexistent. plus vonage allows free unlimited calls to uk italy france and other countries as well. singapore can be called for 1 US cent a minute which makes it very convenient for any long distance calling.

  • http://www.telepinas.com Pio

    A company which is offering unlimited calling to the Philippines using SUN celular and bayantel is Telepinas (www.telepinas.com). Unlike other VOIP providers, an internet connection is NOT required and NO other VoIP equipment is required either.

    telepinas maps a local SUN or bayantel number to a US/Canada number. they can also map a local US/Canada number to a SUN or metro manila land line.

  • http://www.telepinas.com Pio

    A company which is offering unlimited calling to the Philippines using SUN celular and bayantel is Telepinas (www.telepinas.com). Unlike vonage, an internet connection is NOT required and NO other VoIP equipment is required either.

    telepinas maps a local SUN or bayantel number to a US/Canada number. they can also map a local US/Canada number to a SUN or metro manila land line.

  • james

    anybody heard about the company magic jack. You pay only $20 for ayear. It is on tv every night. It works pretty good. I bought 2 already.

  • Batelecoms

    UNLIMITED VOIP CALLS TO USA-CANADA, EUROPE AND ASIA

    Save up to 70% for your phone calls and fax to US-Canada, Europe, Asia. Great quality by combining the power of high speed Internet connections and a new technology called VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), We can offer complete communication services – including toll-free calling – at a fraction of the price for similar traditional telephone services.

    VoIP sends all calls to and from your telephone through the telephone adapter (provided to you by company), over your broadband connection, and finally to the Internet.

    Call any other subscriber anywhere in the world for free – no matter which plan you choose. Call anyone who has a regular phone line anywhere in the world and will make sure the call goes through.

    Per minute domestic and international rates are much lower than with your regular telephone service. There are no extra digits to dial, no special instructions and you do not have to talk through your computer. Just pick up your telephone, listen for a dial tone and dial. Regular incoming and toll-free calls ring on your telephone the way they always have.

    Your telephone calls will have the same quality and your calling experience will be identical to what you’re used to. Only your telephone bill will be a lot lower. And features like voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling and more are FREE with every plan.

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    $14.95 / mo. – Residential Basic 500 Min. Free
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    $29.95 / mo. – Residential Plan US/Canada-Asia Unlimited

    BUSINESS PLAN:
    $19.95 / mo. – Business Plan Basic 1000 Min. Free
    $24.95 / mo. – Business Plan US/Canada Unlimited
    $34.95 / mo. – Business Plan US/Canada-Europe Unlimited
    $39.95 / mo. – Business Plan US/Canada-Asia Unlimited

    Requirements:

    • Broadband Internet connection (DSL/Cable/Wireless)
    • Corded or cordless analog touchtone telephone
    • Visa/MasterCard Credit card or Debit card

    For more details please call and text:

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    Cellular No.:
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  • http://plugntalkbySMART Topakita
  • ms.needsvirtualnumber

    hi!

    i opened a business based in the philippines but i wil be in taiwan for quite a while, id like to get a virtual number in the phils. and have it forwarded to my taiwan number or my business partner’s korea number.

    is this possible? i really need ur help! thanks!

  • Carlos

    Has anyone tried sms4voip.com ?
    I dont really understand what it is – they have very low prices, and it works from all mobiles they say – but how can anyone call by using sms ?

  • http://www.goproxycomm.com/callpinas Mai

    I used to call with pre-paid service and I will spend about $150 a month! I’m not kidding.. I just talk too much to my family and keeeping in touch with my sickly mom by phone. So the last 2 months I have been researching for a good unlimited calling plan to the Philippines. I have tried VOIP but as you know you need to have an internet connection and my sickly mom doesn’t have an access to internet, I prefer to call her thru landline. Soo.. I tried telepinas and for some reason I always have a problem with their connections.. especially if you’re calling a Sun CellPhone and you can only call to one phone line. Then just last week a friend of mine told me about Proxy numbers so I signed up as distributor coz it’s cheaper than signing up just a customer. I am very happy with the service and I can call anywhere in Asia unlimited!! I’m not advertising and I’m sharing this with you what a wonderful service this is… So if you talk as much as I do.. then this is the right plan for you. check it out thru my website as distributor, at least I get lil money if you decided to sign up. That will help me alot since my husband been unemployed :( . But it is great service! just make sure if you sign up you’ll see my name and sponsor ID. http://www.goproxycomm.com/callpinas

    Thank you and let me know what you think! Feel free to contact me.. you will see my contact info on the website and you know i’m not a scammer! Thanx Guys!

  • Nievz
  • Mai

    I take what I posted on June 13, 2009. I said some good things about proxycomm.com but unfortunately they increased the rate and they put a limit of how many minutes you can call Philippines and they took off the cellphones.. meaning you can’t call Philippine mobile phones.. strictly for landlines. So I canceled my subscription and you should not sign up for it. Im using prepaid now coz the connection is better than proxycomm.com. There’s a 5-10 seconds delay when you use proxycomm to call someone. if you don’t believe and you have extra $100 to waste then try it.

  • http://www.mytawagnaregalo.com ilovetosendgiftstothephilippines

    that’s cool.. can i all cellfon from manila using voip?

  • http://www.yupeephone.com?a_aid=ppeso Bob

    Try nyo rin po ito http://www.yupeephone.com?a_aid=ppeso cheaper than skype.

  • http://www.yupeephone.com?a_aid=ppeso Bob

    i already tried it and it very clear VOIP

    Cheaper pa ang call rate to call mobile or landline
    http://www.yupeephone.com?a_aid=ppeso cheaper than

  • ish

    theres a new system n pwede k n tumawag abroad just by using your wireless landline…no computer or internet needed, cheaper p ang rates

    or if u want to avail the unlimited calls abroad up to 38 countries, reply to this post, i’ll be visiting this blog everyday

  • jake

    hi ish, Im interested in your offer. How can avail of this service? hope you could help out before i leave the philippines, Ill be going to US – california by november. I hope I could use the service to call my love ones here in the philippines

  • ish

    hi jake.. were still working on this project, hopefully it will be finsihed within this month

  • http://www.microsourcing.com Karen

    Hi!

    This is Karen from Microsourcing. Sharing with you a career opportunity in which you might be interested with. I encourage you to send your resume to [email protected] so we can further evaluate your profile. You may also log on to http://www.microsourcing.com to find out more about our company!

    Regards,
    Karen

    SENIOR VOIP NETWORK ENGINEER

    The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Ability to communicate to technical and non technical audiences.
    Keep current in security, network and telephony technologies and developing expertise with engineering tools and methodologies.
    Actively participate in architectural and engineering best practice.
    Track and report capacity, availability, reliability and performance measurements.
    Incorporate Networking Design and Monitoring skills using Network Management software such as Nagios or Zenoss
    Understand concepts of VOIP troubleshooting and Voice/Data Optimization
    Clear understanding of VOIP telephony protocols such as SIP, H323.
    Understanding of TDM Telephony technologies such as PRI, E1, SS7. C7
    Required skills:

    5 plus years experience in Network Engineering.
    Ability to configure and troubleshoot Cisco IOS and Cisco Switches.
    Detailed knowledge of enterprise-level networking with knowledge in TCP/IP, Routing Protocols (OSPF and BGP), and SNMP, SIP and VoIP protocols.
    Firewall, VPN, and proxy technology, design, deployment, and support.
    Expert knowledge and ability to troubleshoot layers 1-4 and associated equipment.
    Expert knowledge in network security.
    In depth knowledge of Internet protocols.
    In depth knowledge of Voice Over Internet Protocol (SIP and h323).
    Proficient with packet analysis and capture.
    Ability to trouble-shoot VoIP call flow.
    Detailed knowledge of network management tools and software.
    Proficient with user level UNIX commands.
    Detailed knowledge min 4 years providing Tier 2 or higher support for networking and security infrastructure and interfacing with vendor support organizations.
    Preferred Skills:

    Expert knowledge configuring and troubleshooting Cisco Router IOS and Cisco Switch 05.
    Expert knowledge in enterprise-level networking with knowledge in TCP/IP, Routing Protocols (OSPF and BGPv4, etc.), and SNMP.
    Expert knowledge with firewall, VPN, IDS and proxy technology, design, deployment, and support with products from various vendors.
    Expert knowledge of OSI layers 1-4 and associated equipment.
    Expert knowledge of Internet protocols and operation.
    Expert knowledge of Telco circuit management (pots, ISDN, T1, T3, Point to Point and Frame Relay, etc.).
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  • noeh

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    • owensniper

      thanks !!! ganda nga ng icall.com

      • grace

        bakit po hindi ako mkatawag to a mobile phone in the phils? I’m in the Phils and want to make local mobile phones. canada and US lng po ba yung pc to mobile sa icall?

  • CREPhils

    Please recommend a VOIP Service provider in the Philippines that would give me a cheap rate calling anywhere in the world. This will be used in a small scale call center business.

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    • http://www.bipstore.net Duston

      BC Net and Bip Networks provide a lot of VoIP solutions for consumers and businesses.

      Check out the website at http://www.bipstore.net

      Rates are as low as P1 per minute for countries like USA, Canada, China and HK.

      Contact for more details.

  • nico

    PLEASE TELL ME HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR PER MONTHLY SERVICE AND HOW IT WORK. I AM LIVING IN USA AND I HAVE FAMILY IN HAITI,PORT-AU-PRICE. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THEM UNLIMITED INTERNATIONAL CALL THROUGH MY LANDLINE W/C CONNECTED WITH MY HIGH INTERNET MODEM.THANKS.

    • http://mariangmakisig.me clarissa

      Try Magic Jack! Free call to anywhere in US and Canada for $20 a YEAR (not per year. notice I said YEAR).

      But please check their site. That was their rate a year ago!

  • http://www.yeheycall.com Steve Cork

    The cheapest of them all http://www.YeheyCall.com
    $0.01 (1c) per minute.

    • http://www.iptelebabad.net april

      Hey, i tried checking the linked website you posted because I haven’t heard of it yet but the page is missing. Has it closed?

  • JACS

    i would suggest MagicJack XD been using it for 1 year. Im on the phone with my bf 24/7 and he’s living in U.S. (im in Philippines). You only have to pay 1 time (no monthly bill or anything) for only 2,000 pesos or $40-50, you can talk with your love ones for 1 whole year.

    • haydz

      do i need to purchase two magic jack ? one in phil and one for me? or i can make unlimted calls to landline or mobile phones in philippines

      • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

        magic jack can only make calls to US numbers and not to Philippines.

      • http://www.iptelebabad.net april

        Yup we had tried that as well. But as I had mentioned with conversation w/ CLarissa they easily breaks down. My aunt had lasted for a year and a half with 3 magic jacks. SO we tried Etelepono. http://wwww.iptelebabad.net
        As far as I know they offer unlimited calls to US, Canada, Singapore. And in the phil they can call to other mobile phones — but I am not sure of the mobile thing if its free.

  • http://www.nothingbutrandom.com ZXT

    It’s been 5 years already and guess what? VoIP in the Phils is still quite unheard of. Why? Because we can always send text message instead and calling long distance to another region is cheap so VoIP within Philippines will not get off.

    And for those Filipinos with relatives and friends in other countries like US and Europe would want a VoIP service based on those countries so they can call them for a fraction of a cost and vice versa.

    I’ve been using a US based prepaid VoIP service – Onesuite.com – so a US phone number in our house helps a lot to lower down the cost as friends and relatives in the US can call us for free and we can call them for only 1 peso per minute and usually we tell them to call us back.

    • Marie Atienza

      Sir, Gud day…maybe you would like to try our services regarding Voip…

      Avail our UNLIMITED Calls INTERNATIONALLY to 30,40,60 countries and more….Have a USA, CANADA, HONGKONG, SINGAPORE, CHINA and OTHER COUNTRIES telephone numbers of your choice here in the Philippines…..

      Calling Abroad is like calling your neighbors or friends across the street…. Have fun and enjoy!!! Getting in touch with your love ones and business that saves you a lot of cost compared to traditionally calling here or abroad. pls. call 0921 3083172

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    Hi ya’ll:
    I just want to ask about yeheycall.com if it is really legitimate. It says on their website that the cost is 0.010 cents a minute or $1 an hour. Anyone tried their service? Please let me know as I really want to call my relatives in Philippines and one more thing does my relative in Philippines need an internet connection to receive call? Can I dial through my home phone to call in the Phils. using yeheycall?

    Any suggestions on how/where/what providers can I use to call in the Phils. for a very cheap amoount?

    Thanks ya’ll

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      Etelepono. I love it so much!

  • mekaniko

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  • Rolly Davo

    We are putting up a call center here in ortigas. Our company is currently looking for a VOIP Services that will cater our clients in Australia. Can you send me proposal with regards to your rates.

    Thank you. Hoping for a quick response.

    • Marilou

      Hi, did you manage to get a proposal from a VOIP service here in the philippines? Im also planning to put up a call centre. Please give me the number of the VOIP company you used. Thanks.

      • Ruth Hashel Medina

        Hi Marilou.

        I'm Ruth of Localphone and we cater to companies who need business VoIP and consumer VoIP. You need us for your call center. You can reach me at 02-7795510 or 09178601557 or you can invite me at skype: ruthhazelmedina.

        I'm really excited for you to know our services and to give you a tour in our Manila based call center.

  • hannya

    I hate articles like this. SEO optimized at nauuna sa google pero walang kwenta at walang info. I went here to look for VOIP companies in the Philippines pero ano nakita ko? Blabbing about useless information na matagal nang alam ng lahat. Seriously, basahin mo ulit post mo kung may relevant information ba. Dinefine mo lang ang VOIP using wikipedia. How pointless. Shame on you.

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    international unlimited call

  • Peter Clark

    I use SKYPE from the Philippines to UK at 1.4 pence a minute. You need to put 10 pounds on your account with them and then decide to automatically top up if goes lower than 2 pounds. Other currencies are available. Seems good so far, my old lap top microphone and speaker system works very well but i can use headphones if i neeed to.

  • http://www.voipinoy.org VoiPINOY

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    • http://www.iptelebabad.net april

      Just like Etelepono. Where is this? I’m really interested

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